MOPA, MUSEUM of PHOTOGRAPHIC ARTS, Origins of Photography, ‘Mirror With a Memory’-On Exhibit, Balboa Park, San Diego, California. U.S.A.


MODA photography Diana SerafiniMOPA

Current Exhibit 2017

Origins of Photography, ‘Mirror With a Memory’-On Exhibit, Balboa Park

Cabinet of Curiosities, Nineteenth Century, A curious collection of Art & Science. Studies including Photography, Botany, Phrenology, Entomology, and other early sciences. Natural curiosities, early photographic equipment, three dimensional interactive displays, and notable classification documentation, on exhibit. Collectables worth the time to study further…

 photography by Diana Serafini

Studies & beliefs as science, from the Victorian Era, circa 1800’s

phrenology -Definition, according to the Merriam-Webster Dictionary

phrenology play
noun phre·nol·o·gy \fri-ˈnäl-ə-jē\
Medical Definition of phrenology
plural phrenologies
:  the former study of the conformation of the skull based on the belief that it is indicative of mental faculties and character

Museum Info: MOPA

“Did you know that some early photographs were known as the “mirror with a memory”?
Discover the answers to this question and more in MOPA’s new gallery where you’ll explore the origins of photography, and its impact on how we view the world around us and ourselves.
And now, try out three types of 3-D viewers in our new interactive 3-D photography section. This new component in Seeing Is Believing? takes you through the history of 3-D photography for an immersive experience that shows how we see in three dimensions. From historic stereo cameras to your smartphone, look for the Anaglyphic Shadows box and make your own 3-D photograph to take home”. MOPA
Exhibition presented in English and Spanish.


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